In order to overcome insecurities and achieve emotional freedom in Christ we must learn to care more about what God thinks of us than what the world thinks of us. God wants us to live in emotional freedom.

Carey Scott tells the story of the response she received from a blog post charging Christians to shine brightly, no matter who was going to win the presidential election that was looming at the time.

“The backlash was unfathomable.”

Carey was shocked at the amount of people who unsubscribed from her blog and attacked her for what she had written.

Carey admits that her feelings were hurt, but the worst part was that the people were rejecting a very biblically-based message.

After the incident, the devil attacked Carey with lie after lie and she was tempted to care more about what the world thought of her than what God thought of her.

“’What business do you have putting yourself out there? You’re not relevant. No one cares what you have to say.’ I mean, I got hit with all of them square in the face.”

Carey’s response to this backlash was to retreat to the safe zone.

“I still wanted to speak because that’s what God had put on my heart, but I decided to write about things that are completely palatable. However, it didn’t feel right in my spirit.”

By avoiding the controversial topics God inspired her to write about, she felt like she wasn’t being true to who God had made her to be. Soon she began to write and put aside her fear or the possibility of more negative responses from her viewers.

As Christians, it’s important to seek to do whatever God has called us to do no matter how negatively the world might respond. Jesus said that if we follow Him we will be hated and maligned by many. We must focus on Him and His Word and share the message that God has given to us to share without fear or insecurity.

Carey’s book is  .

Key Scriptures: Jeremiah 29:13-14

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Overcoming insecurities

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